[Tagging] traffic=fast

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Thu Aug 9 12:31:32 BST 2012

As every track segment has a maximum speed, why not just apply the 
existing maxspeed=* tag to the tracks? It is not clear to me whether 
your intention with traffic=fast refers to some attribute of the track 
itself, or the use to which it is put. Is it some "official" designation 
(from Network Rail)? I recall also seeing things like service=main_line 
(from memory) to distinguish main line from local tracks.


On 09/08/2012 11:33, Richard Mann wrote:
> There's two things that distinguish HSLs/LGVs/NBSs: high maxspeed 
> (typically 250-320, though some would include the new lines in 
> Switzerland, which are "only" 200), and a lack of slow traffic 
> (freight, stopping passenger services) because they have alternative 
> routes.
> In some cases, you can get pretty high speeds without providing a 
> second pair of lines, if traffic is sparse (upto 200kmh in the UK, 
> upto 230kmh in Germany), so I think the presence/absence of a parallel 
> slow route is something that can usefully tagged explicitly.
> Richard
> On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 12:21 AM, St Niklaas <st.niklaas at live.nl 
> <mailto:st.niklaas at live.nl>> wrote:
>     Hi taggers,
>     Colins question are there more countries with different speed
>     rules on tracks ? Yes all the TGV like tracks in Europe through,
>     France, Germany and Netherlands are specially build for TGVs but
>     somewhere there still tracks combined, limited speed up to 100
>     miles / hr.
>     Hendrik
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